Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne looks sexy and chic on the cover of ‘ELLE’ magazine’s September issue, where she opens up about her difficult teenage years. She also touches on the important life lesson Will Smith taught her.
Cara Delevingne, 23, is one of the many stars who will grace the big screen in the highly-anticipated Suicide Squad, which is slated for an Aug. 5 release — and to go along with her major role, the star landed the cover of a major mag! Cara looks stunning on ELLE‘s September 2016 issue and the interview proved to be just as telling as she opened up about what it was like working with Will Smith.
She said the most valuable lesson Will taught her was about putting “emotions first.” “I don’t think I have ever, ever cried in front of more than one person ever, ever,” she said. “Because I grew up in this very ‘Emotion is weak, head up, move on, onward and upward’ kind of way. Which is not healthy. Will Smith was telling me he brought up his kids to put their emotions first, and when I heard that, I was just like, ‘Oh my God, that sounds like a fairy tale,’ ” she said. “Because emotions should be put first. It’s the most important thing. No, I’m not going to start crying.”
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Cara also touched on her difficult teenage years in hopes that she can help struggling fans. “I couldn’t just sit there and listen to these girls, and boys, too, but usually girls, say this stuff, about bullying, about their sexuality, depression, and guilt and suicidal thoughts and just all of it, without being like, ‘I have been through that, and it’s going to be okay.’ If I can help a teenager go through a better time than they should be, then I am going to fucking do that. I mean, fucking being a teenager suuuccccks. And I somehow came through the other end,” she told the mag.
These days, the star credits yoga to helping her stay balanced. “For me, yoga’s the only way I can really feel things and check how I am. Because there is always pain somewhere, even if it’s completely irrational pain, and it’s always good to find it and get it out. If I don’t cry pretty much every day I will hold it in, and it will manifest in me in things that are destructive, like my skin,” she said.
For more from Cara, be sure to scoop up the September issue of the mag.